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Fairfax County eases rules for food trucks

FAIRFAX CO., Va. (WUSA9) -- It just got a lot easier for food trucks to do business in popular shopping centers like Tysons and Reston.

New zoning rules in Fairfax County allow food trucks to operate at commercial and industrial properties like office buildings, shopping centers and construction sites.

Previously, food trucks had to pay a $16,375 fee and attend two public hearings to get a special exemption to operate. Now, they only need a
$100 annual zoning permit, permission from property owners, and other required permits and licenses.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized the new rules at their Oct. 7 meeting.

"I am pleased that our Board has proactively engaged the food truck industry to make it easier for food trucks to operate in Fairfax County," said Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova. "Food trucks are particularly popular for workers and residents in more urban areas, and I expect to see more of them operating at popular destinations such as Tysons, Mosaic District, Reston Town Center, and the newly renovated Springfield Mall. Food trucks offer a convenient dining choice and a new compliment to Fairfax County's dining experiences."

The new regulations only apply to private property, and food trucks still may not park on public roads to sell food, which the state does not allow.


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